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Suppose you spilled some salt. You could clean it up...or think like an artist. How could you use that salt to make a work of art?
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People can “draw” with salt by moving it with their fingers or by squirting it out of bottles. Do you see any problems with this art?
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This beautiful salt painting can be wiped out by a wave of a hand or a puff of wind. Even though the art lasts for just a little while...
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...artists keep making amazing salt art—like these pictures of food made with colored salt. It looks real…until it slides off the plate!
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In some underground mines, the salt is pink. Artists carve blocks of this salt into shapes: a turtle, a horse head, a human head...
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This is the same turtle…but the salt can look pink or green or blue. What is going on here? Do you have any ideas?
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Artists can hollow out the salt and put light bulbs inside. A blue light bulb makes the pink salt look blue; a green one turns it green!
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These artists are carving hard blocks of salt! Think like an inventor. What’s something useful that you could make from blocks of salt?
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This hotel is built entirely from blocks of salt! The hotel has a rule: Do not lick the walls!
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People dig deep underground to get salt. When they take out the salt, an enormous cave is left. What could you do with this cave?
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People made this enormous salt mine special. As they dug out salt, they carved statues from the salt and made elegant rooms.
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This is the saltiest sea on earth. What do you think would happen if you dunked a dress into this sea and left it there for a long time?
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An Israeli artist tried this experiment. Salt formed sparkling crystals on the cloth! You can do this with anything, even a bike!
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You can also bend string or wire into shapes and dip them in the saltiest sea. People even do this at home using super salty water!
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